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Table 2 Gait parameters of the study groups (Means ± SEM)

From: Markedly impaired bilateral coordination of gait in post-stroke patients: Is this deficit distinct from asymmetry? A cohort study

Parameter Stroke patients Control subjects P Value*
Gait speed (m/sec) 1.1 ± 0.1 1.7 ± 0.1 <0.001
Steps/minute (number) 100 ± 9 116 ± 11 0.134
Short swing time percent (%)† 37.0 ± 1.0 38.2 ± 1.1 0.326
Long swing time percent (%)† 48.2 ± 2.6 40.4 ± 1.2 0.018
GA (%) 26.3 ± 5.6 5.5 ± 1.2 <0.001
φ (deg) 175.9 ± 6.9 182.2 ± 1.4 0.453
φ _ABS (deg) 23.1 ± 3.6 5.4 ± 1.1 <0.001
φ _CV (%) 6.7 ± 0.8 3.2 ± 0.4 0.002
PCI (%) 19.5 ± 2.3 6.2 ± 1.0 <0.001
  1. * Mann-Whitney U Test; † Percent out of the whole gait cycle defined by this leg. SEM- Standard Error of the mean; PCI- Phase Coordination Index.